UI Artist

About the Employer

Rebellion Oxford are currently looking for an enthusiastic UI Artist devoted to creating stylish user interface experiences for games on all current platforms. The successful applicant will have graphic design experience, be self-driven and talented, with a genuine interest in playing games.

Game industry experience is not essential but you must have experience of creating graphical user interfaces, an awareness of best selling games and the graphical styles they employ. Please include a link to your portfolio of examples demonstrating outstanding visual and technical ability.


You will:

  • Work closely with a GUI Designer to create art for 2D front-end game interfaces and in-game display HUDs
  • Create, design and implement both static and animating 2D elements
  • Follow the GUI creation process from concept through to completion
  • Rapid creation of GUI prototypes for multiple platforms
  • Work to a functional and aesthetic brief, within technical constraints, adapting to different art styles and keeping consistency with the overall game style
  • Document style guides and task tracking
  • Collaborate productively within larger multi-disciplined project team environments
  • Work effectively with minimal levels of guidance, prioritising and scheduling your own work
  • Be responsive to deadlines and work well under pressure

Requirements

  • Excellent use of Photoshop
  • Strong understanding of modern user interface design principles
  • Skilled in GUI design and creation of graphic elements and animations
  • Good core graphic design skills including layout, typography, font formats and colour
  • Good understanding of composition and color theory
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, willingness to accept and follow direction
  • Ability to grasp new concepts and tools quickly
  • Knowledge of Flash, After Effects, web design or any 3D packages would be an advantage but is not essential

Benefits

  • Holidays: 25 days paid annual leave plus all bank holidays (33 days total)
  • Relocation: reasonable pre-agreed costs eg belongings, transport, non-refundable agency fees, etc
  • Pension: contributory pension scheme where company matches 4%, salary sacrifice so saves on tax & NI
  • Cycle Scheme: spread bike payments over 12 months, salary sacrifice so saves on tax & NI
  • Eye Test Vouchers: free eye tests and additional discounts on glasses/contact lenses
  • Introduction bonus: £2k for internal staff referrals that lead to hires
  • Loans: Up to £1k interest free personal loans
  • Free Stuff: fresh fruit, Rebellion Steam titles, GDC Vault access, digital 2000AD/Solaris/Abaddon/Ravenstone copies, game and film library
  • Discounts: 50% off most 2000AD merchandise, discounted membership at The Athlete Centre gym 200 metres from Oxford studio
  • Culture: friendly, creative and relaxed working atmosphere, with sensibly managed projects and recognition of the importance of work-life balance
  • Social: annual company events (Summer BBQ & Christmas Party), various ad-hoc events and out-of-hours social groups such as photography, board games, football, baking, etc
  • Oxford Location: local pub, M&S and Waitrose, 5 minute walk to train station and 15 minute walk to city centre
  • Hours: flexible start and finish times (core hours 10am-4pm with 7.5 working hours overall plus 1 hour for lunch)